Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022
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Interrogations— Andrea Cohen & Nathan McClain

Epsilon Spires 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Andrea Cohen

Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, and more.

 A new book of poems, Everything, was published in 2021. Other collections include Nightshade, Unfathoming,  Furs Not Mine, Kentucky Derby, Long Division, and The Cartographer's Vacation. Cohen’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Glimmer Train's Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at MacDowell. 

In the summer of 2022, she will be teaching at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and in the Fall of 2022 in the MFA program at Boston University. Cohen directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge

Nathan McClain
Previously Owned

Nathan McClain is the author two poetry collections, Scale and his new collection, Previously Owned. 

He is a recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a graduate of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson.  A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Zocalo Public Square, The Critical Flame, and On The Seawall, among others.  

He teaches at Hampshire College and serves as Poetry Editor for The Massachusetts Review

The poems in Everything, Andrea Cohen’s seventh collection, traffic in wonder and woe, in dialogue and interior speculation. Humor and gravity go hand in hand here. Cohen’s poems have the rueful irony of a stand-up comic playing to an empty room. 

In his daring sophomore collection Previously OwnedNathan McClain interrogates his speaker’s American heritage, history, and responsibility. Insofar as this collection scrutinizes one’s own culpability in this country, interested in the natural world and beauty, as well as what beauty distracts us from, it does so in the hopes of reimagining inheritance, of leaving our children a different song

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The Brattleboro Retreat, Clinical Support Staff
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Solstice LitMag, NF Associate editor
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